§ 28-40-6. Overpayments.
(a) If an employer or employee makes application for refund or credit of any amount paid as contributions or interest under this title, and the director determines that the amount or any portion of it was erroneously collected, the director shall, in his or her discretion, either allow a credit for it, or by voucher duly drawn by the director in an amount and in any manner that the director may prescribe, direct the general treasurer to pay the amount determined to be erroneously collected from the temporary disability insurance reserve fund.
(b) If, in the discretion of the director, a credit is to be allowed, that credit shall be applied against the payment or payments of contributions next due from that employer subsequent to the determination of the director.
(c) No refund or credit shall be allowed with respect to a payment as contributions or interest, unless an application for it is made in writing on or before whichever of the following dates is later:
(1) One year from the date on which the payment was made; or
(2) Three (3) years from the last day of the period with respect to which the payment was made.
(d) For a like cause and within the same period, a refund may be made, or a credit allowed, on the motion of the director.
(e) No interest shall be allowed or paid with respect to any refund.
(f) No refund or credit shall be allowed if the amount involved is less than one dollar ($1.00).
(g) Nothing in this title shall be construed to authorize any refund or credit of money due and payable under the law and regulations in effect at the time the money was paid.
(P.L. 1942, ch. 1200, § 4; P.L. 1947, ch. 1923, art. 2, § 5; P.L. 1949, ch. 2176, § 1; P.L. 1956, ch. 3667, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-40-6; P.L. 1958, ch. 186, § 1; P.L. 1959, ch. 166, § 1.)